Buck's Blog

The Stream-of-Conciousness Journal of a Wargamer

Female Hussars Riding Death Jaws

| August 28, 2012

A few months ago we were playing a GASLIGHT fantasy game, run by Dave Wood.  He had some tremendous figures that we all coveted.  They were orcs riding on dinosaur-looking creatures.  Dave had the stock number from an old Ral Partha catalog on the bottom of the bases.  We found that Iron Wind has all [...]

First Play Test of LSNC: Fantasy, Ancients, and Medieval

| August 27, 2012

Yesterday, Chris, Dave, and I ran our first play test of Look, Sarge, No Charts: Fantasy, Ancients, and Medieval (LSNC: FAM) rules.  We were assisted by Tommy.  As this was our first test of the rules, we hadn’t even had time to affix the data labels to the bases. I built a point system for [...]

Barrage Gaming Day is Coming Up!

| August 23, 2012

  The HAWKs will host their annual gaming day, Barrage, on 15 September.   We’ve added even more games to an already packed event schedule for Barrage on 15 September. See link for details. In past years, Barrage has been a tremendous one-day gaming event. This year promises to be even better with a larger venue, more [...]

Hinterland Female Sailors

| August 7, 2012

I didn’t get much hobby work done this weekend, but I did manage to finish a handful of Hinterland figures. I thought they would look good with blue skirts.  Many of the WWI uniform pictures I say had blue tunics but white trousers.  Then I found this picture of a WWII German sailor. With the [...]

The Detroit Coney Island Hot Dog

| August 6, 2012

Some times you don’t notice something until you are away from it for a while.  One of the things that struck me a few years ago is that you can’t swing a dead cat without hitting a Coney Island hot dog joint in the Detroit area.  My dad found this interesting article about how the [...]